ECE News Archive


The Fall 2015 ECE TA Application is Now Live

The Fall 2015 ECE TA Application is Now Live

June 17th, 2015

For more information about applying for a TA position click here. http://www.ece.utah.edu/TA. The application deadline is 11:59 pm on Sunday, June 28, 2015.[...]

Congratulations to Prof. Hanseup for Receiving an NSF Grant

Congratulations to Prof. Hanseup for Receiving an NSF Grant

June 9th, 2015

The NSF grant is for the project “A Bubble Gas Sensor for Quantitative Chemical Analysis.” The award of 368 K is for 3 years, beginning Jun[...]

Computing At the Speed of Light

Computing At the Speed of Light

May 20th, 2015

University of Utah engineers have taken a step forward in creating the next generation of computers and mobile devices capable of speeds millions[...]

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May 12th, 2015

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Engineering Class of 2015 Video

Engineering Class of 2015 Video

May 12th, 2015

With proud family members and friends looking on, the University of Utah’s engineering graduating class of 2015 walked through its convocation ceremony filled with hope,[...]

“Transparent Conducting Oxide Active Plasmonics and Metasurfaces: Ultrasmall and Ultrathin Optics”

“Transparent Conducting Oxide Active Plasmonics and Metasurfaces: Ultrasmall and Ultrathin Optics”

April 23rd, 2015

“Transparent Conducting Oxide Active Plasmonics and Metasurfaces: Ultrasmall and Ultrathin Optics” By Dr. Howard (Ho Wai) Lee, Postdoctoral Scholar, Thomas J. Watson Laboratory of Applied Physics, Cal[...]

Applications for Summer 2015 ECE TA Positions are Now Being Accepted

Applications for Summer 2015 ECE TA Positions are Now Being Accepted

April 22nd, 2015

The only class for which TAs will be needed is ECE 1250. Because graduate student tuition benefit is not available for TAs in the[...]

Meet an Inventor Night

Meet an Inventor Night

April 21st, 2015

Think of Ross Mann as the ultimate Santa’s elf. He likes to design and construct fun. Mann, a product development engineer for his son’s Bountiful company,[...]

“Nano-Engineering of Photovoltaic Devices”

“Nano-Engineering of Photovoltaic Devices”

April 17th, 2015

“Nano-Engineering of Photovoltaic Devices” By Dr. Heayoung Yoon, Research Associate, Center for Nanoscale Science & Technology, National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) Friday, April 24th, 2015[...]

“Light Extraction and Nanomaterials for III-Nitride Based White Light-Emitting Diodes”

“Light Extraction and Nanomaterials for III-Nitride Based White Light-Emitting Diodes”

April 10th, 2015

“Light Extraction and Nanomaterials for III-Nitride Based White Light-Emitting Diodes” By Dr. Peifen Zhu, Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Physics and Engineering Physics, University of Tulsa Monday,[...]

“Evolution of Microwave and Millimeter Wave Imaging for NDE Applications”

"Evolution of Microwave and Millimeter Wave Imaging for NDE Applications"

April 9th, 2015

“Evolution of Microwave and Millimeter Wave Imaging for NDE Applications” By Dr. Reza Zoughi, IEEE Distinguished Lecturer in Instrumentation and Measurements, Schlumberger Endowed Professor, Missouri University[...]

“Room Temperature Magnetometer Arrays for Brain Imaging in Behaving Animals and Humans”

“Room Temperature Magnetometer Arrays for Brain Imaging in Behaving Animals and Humans”

April 9th, 2015

“Room Temperature Magnetometer Arrays for Brain Imaging in Behaving Animals and Humans” By Dr. Massood Tabib-Azar, USTAR Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering Dept. Monday, April 13, 2015 fro[...]

U Student Receives Prestigious Fulbright Award

U Student Receives Prestigious Fulbright Award

April 9th, 2015

Precious Cantu’s research into optical nanolithography is taking her from the Rocky Mountains of Utah to the snow-capped Swiss Alps. The University of Utah graduate research[...]

“Big Data Computational Imaging: Designing Instruments and Algorithms for Gigapixel Cameras and Real-time Millimeter-wave Radar”

“Big Data Computational Imaging: Designing Instruments and Algorithms for Gigapixel Cameras and Real-time Millimeter-wave Radar”

April 2nd, 2015

“Big Data Computational Imaging: Designing Instruments and Algorithms for Gigapixel Cameras and Real-time Millimeter-wave Radar” By Dr. Daniel Marks, Associate Research Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering[...]

“Networks, Networks, and Power System Blackouts”

“Networks, Networks, and Power System Blackouts”

March 30th, 2015

“Networks, Networks, and Power System Blackouts” By Dr. Hyde M. Merrill, Merrill Energy LLC Monday, April 6th, 2015 from 3:05 – 3:55 p.m. in WEB 1230 Abstract C[...]

“Nanosystems Design and Tools”

"Nanosystems Design and Tools"

March 30th, 2015

"Nanosystems Design and Tools" Dr. Pierre-Emmanuel Gaillardon, Research Associate, Laboratory of Integrated Systems, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology - EPFL Mon. March 30th, 2015 from 3:05 – 3[...]

“Topics in Power Engineering”

“Topics in Power Engineering”

March 13th, 2015

Friday, March 27, 2015 from 3:05-3:55 p.m. in WEB 1230[...]

“Topics in Power Engineering”

“Topics in Power Engineering”

March 13th, 2015

Monday, March 23, 2015 from 3:05-3:55 p.m. in WEB 1230[...]

U Engineers Develop Filter for Next-Gen Terahertz Spectrum

U Engineers Develop Filter for Next-Gen Terahertz Spectrum

February 27th, 2015

Feb. 27, 2015 – University of Utah engineers have discovered a new approach for designing filters capable of separating different frequencies in the terahertz spectrum, t[...]

“Transparency and Data-Driven Operation in Smart Grids”

"Transparency and Data-Driven Operation in Smart Grids"

February 21st, 2015

"Transparency and Data-Driven Operation in Smart Grids" Dr. Reza Arghandeh, Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California – Berkeley Fri. March 13th, 2015 3:05 – 3:55 p.m. WEB[...]

“Analysis of Sub-synchronous Resonance in Wind Farms Interfaced with Series Compensated Transmission Lines”

"Analysis of Sub-synchronous Resonance in Wind Farms Interfaced with Series Compensated Transmission Lines"

February 20th, 2015

"Analysis of Sub-synchronous Resonance in Wind Farms Interfaced with Series Compensated Transmission Lines" Dr. Hossein Ali Mohammadpour, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of South Carolina Mon. March[...]

“Sustainability as Principle, Practice, Driver and Culture”

"Sustainability as Principle, Practice, Driver and Culture"

February 17th, 2015

Judd Distinguished Lecture: “Sustainability as Principle, Practice, Driver and Culture” By Dr. Linda P.B. Katehi, Chancellor of University of California, Davis Friday, March 6th, 2015 from 3:05[...]

“Efficient and Resilient Operation of Modernized Distribution Grids”

“Efficient and Resilient Operation of Modernized Distribution Grids”

February 17th, 2015

“Efficient and Resilient Operation of Modernized Distribution Grids” When: Monday, March 2, 2015 at 3:05 p.m. Where: Warnock Engineering Building (WEB) 1230 Abstract The ever-developing economy, environmental concerns, and cos[...]

Survey: Demand for Utah Engineers Skyrocketing

Survey: Demand for Utah Engineers Skyrocketing

February 12th, 2015

Kevin Driggs, who is responsible for recruiting new engineering graduates for Lehi-based technology company IM Flash, has a big problem. His company is having a hard[...]

“Deploying Distributed Flexibility for Power System Security Enhancement”

“Deploying Distributed Flexibility for Power System Security Enhancement”

February 10th, 2015

“Deploying Distributed Flexibility for Power System Security Enhancement” Dr. Masood Parvania, Postdoctoral Scholar, Center for Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for the Power Grid (TCIPG), Arizona State University Fri. Feb[...]

“Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials for Neural Interrogation”

“Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials for Neural Interrogation”

February 10th, 2015

Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials for Neural Interrogation Dr. Polina Anikeeva, Career Development Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering Massachusetts Institute of Technology Monday, February 23,[...]

“Security-Aware Design for Real-Time Distributed Cyber-Physical Systems”

"Security-Aware Design for Real-Time Distributed Cyber-Physical Systems"

February 9th, 2015

Friday, February 20 at 3:05 pm in WEB 1230 Chung-Wei Lin is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University[...]

“Trustworthy Integrated Circuit Design”

"Trustworthy Integrated Circuit Design"

February 9th, 2015

Abstract Designers use third-party intellectual property (IP) cores and outsource various steps in their integrated circuit (IC) design and manufacturing flow. As a result, security vulnerabilities[...]

Utah Team Gets $1.4M for Bionic Hand Research

Utah Team Gets $1.4M for Bionic Hand Research

February 9th, 2015

Feb. 8, 2015 – University of Utah researchers have received $1.4 million to further develop an implantable neural interface that will allow an amputee to m[...]

“See the Forest and the Trees: Innovations in Cyber-Physical Systems”

“See the Forest and the Trees: Innovations in Cyber-Physical Systems”

February 3rd, 2015

“See the Forest and the Trees: Innovations in Cyber-Physical Systems” When: Monday, February 9, 2015 at 3:05 p.m. Where: Warnock Engineering Building (WEB) 1230 Abstract Novel concepts and[...]

“High-Power Wind Energy Conversion Systems”

“High-Power Wind Energy Conversion Systems”

January 16th, 2015

“High-Power Wind Energy Conversion Systems”Dr. Venkata Yaramasu, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Friday, January 30, 201[...]

Former Engineering Professor, Robert J. Huber, passes.

Former Engineering Professor, Robert J. Huber, passes.

January 7th, 2015

Robert J. Huber clearly loved two things: molding young minds as a University of Utah electrical engineering professor and breathing in the crisp, clean Utah[...]

“Implantable and Wearable Microelectronic Devices to Improve Quality of Life for People with Disabilities”

"Implantable and Wearable Microelectronic Devices to Improve Quality of Life for People with Disabilities"

January 7th, 2015

"Implantable and Wearable Microelectronic Devices to Improve Quality of Life for People with Disabilities" Maysam Ghovanloo, Ph.D. GT-Bionics Lab, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute[...]

“Macro Impacts with Micro Technologies:  Toward Distributed Environmental Monitoring via Pervasive Electronics”

“Macro Impacts with Micro Technologies: Toward Distributed Environmental Monitoring via Pervasive Electronics”

January 1st, 2015

“Macro Impacts with Micro Technologies: Toward Distributed Environmental Monitoring via Pervasive Electronics”By Dr. Hanseup Kim, USTAR Assistant Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering Dept., University of [...]

Cynthia Furse Named National Academy of Inventors Fellow

Cynthia Furse Named National Academy of Inventors Fellow

December 23rd, 2014

Faculty members in electrical engineering, medicine and metallurgical engineering have been elected as fellows of the National Academy of Inventors. The three newly named fellows are: Cynthia[...]

Former ECE Lab Supervisor, Sherman Glen Holmes, passes.

Former ECE Lab Supervisor, Sherman Glen Holmes, passes.

December 22nd, 2014

Sherman Glen Holmes our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend returned to his Heavenly Father on December 16, 2014. Alzheimer Disease had for[...]

“Polarizing Filter Devised by University of Utah Engineers Transmits More Light”

"Polarizing Filter Devised by University of Utah Engineers Transmits More Light"

November 20th, 2014

A Path to Brighter Images and More Efficient LCD Displays Nov. 20, 2014 – University of Utah engineers have developed a polarizing filter that allows in m[...]

“Bionic Night at The Leonardo November 21″

"Bionic Night at The Leonardo November 21"

November 20th, 2014

BioUtah partners with The Leonardo and BODY WORLDS to host special Bionic Night this Friday at 7 p.m. Lectures by Bionic Eye Researchers and Special Tour[...]

Record Crowd at Engineering Day 2014

Record Crowd at Engineering Day 2014

October 20th, 2014

On Saturday, Oct. 11, about 500 high school students and their parents arrived at the University of Utah to learn how the College of Engineering[...]

COMS 2014 Coming to Salt Lake City

COMS 2014 Coming to Salt Lake City

October 9th, 2014

  For the first time, the annual international COMS Conference will be held in Utah, bringing some of the world’s top researchers, policy makers and entrepreneurs t[...]

U Engineers Come Up with Bright Ideas for Solar Panels

U Engineers Come Up with Bright Ideas for Solar Panels

October 7th, 2014

Mike Scarpulla and his engineering team are studying new ways to produce solar panels quickly and make them more efficient, and their work is getting[...]

Engineering Day at the University of Utah

Engineering Day at the University of Utah

October 2nd, 2014

'Engineering Day' Ready to Host Local Students   Read the full story here The upcoming University of Utah’s annual Engineering Day is designed to leave local high school s[...]

Faculty Openings

Faculty Openings

October 1st, 2014

Faculty Openings The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Utah seeks applications to fill multiple tenure-track positions at all levels.  Exceptional candidates [...]

U of U IEEE Student Chapter Wins Awards

U of U IEEE Student Chapter Wins Awards

September 12th, 2014

The IEEE Utah Section Executive Committee has selected the University of Utah IEEE Student Branch as this year's IEEE Utah Section recipient for the Outstanding Large Student Branch Aw[...]

Team Designs New 3D Microscope for Your Brain

Team Designs New 3D Microscope for Your Brain

August 15th, 2014

A University of Utah team discovered a method for turning a small, $40 needle into a 3-D microscope capable of taking images up to 70[...]

IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Doctoral Research Award

IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Doctoral Research Award

April 16th, 2014

Andrew Chrysler received an IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Doctoral Research Award. The Doctoral Research Award includes a US$2,500 fellowship. He is involved in[...]

Prof. Gianluca Lazzi Election to AIMBE’s College of Fellows

Prof. Gianluca Lazzi Election to AIMBE's College of Fellows

January 23rd, 2014

Prof. Gianluca Lazzi, Chair of the ECE Department, has been elected a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). Fellows[...]